Seat Sandal

9 August 2006

After Lucy, Henry and Ellie had departed for London on the 1213 from Oxenholme, Stephen and George made their way to the pass of Dunmail Raise for a visit to Seat Sandal. The journey took much longer than anticipated - a reminder of why we don't go to Ambleside and Bowness in the summer.

Another beautiful afternoon as we climb alongside Raise Beck - though as the afternoon progressed the cloud built and we did get a little rain.

George comes back to get me.

The waterfalls alongside the path turned what could, from the map, have been a trudge, into a very pleasant ascent.

A fossil? Or just an odd shape in a rock? Expert opinions please!

On the summit of Seat Sandal (736 metres above sea level) looking south to Grasmere, with bits of Windermere, Esthwaite Water and Coniston Water visible.

Looking east across Grisedale Hause to Fairfield (right) and St Sunday Crag (centre-left), with Grisedale Tarn partly visible and a bit of Ullswater peeping into view along Grisedale.

A panoramic shot from a little below the summit of Seat Sandal, additionally showing the southern slopes of Dollywagon Pike
on the left

George, master of all he surveys

We returned by the same route to the car at Dunmail Raise, but the waterfalls on Raise Beck once again made for a pleasant walk.

The road comes into view, with Steel Fell on the other side.

George as we reach the road, with Helm Crag centre in the background. Total distance 6.09km taking 3 hours 15 minutes (including 65 minutes stopped).


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